- spirit or ill temper; “to get one’s MONKEY up,” to rouse his passion. A man is said to have his MONKEY up or the MONKEY on his back, when he is “riled,” or out of temper; this is old, and was probably in allusion originally to the evil spirit which was supposed to be always present with a man; also under similar circumstances a man is said to have his back or hump up.
- the instrument which drives a rocket.—_Army._
- 500_l._-_-Sporting Slang._
- the vessel in which a mess receives its full allowance of grog.—_Sea._
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